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Sri Lanka seizes Dubai-bound ivory

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Sri Lankan authorities have seized 1.5 tonnes of African ivory marked as plastic waste and addressed to a buyer in Dubai, a customs official in Colombo said Wednesday. 

File illustration photo shows officers from the Kenya Wildlife Services guarding seized ivory in Nairobi. Sri Lankan authorities have seized 1.5 tonnes of African ivory marked as plastic waste and addressed to a buyer in Dubai, a customs official in Colombo said Wednesday.

The container carrying 359 pieces of ivory had originated from Kenya and was going through the main sea port of Colombo when customs agents detected it following a tip-off, director Udayanath Liyanage said.

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